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The Camargue by bike

On leaving Arles, head towards Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône until you reach the village of Mas-Thibert 

 

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From the Van Gogh Bridge in Arles or Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône, come to discover the Camargue by bike by taking the bike route « ViaRhôna » to the Marais du Vigueirat.
Along the Arles-to-Bouc canal, the circuit is nice, with a possible stop at an lock. Benches and a rest area allow you to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing natural environment, in the shade of a poplar tree.

Download the flyers of the travel from the Van Gogh Bridg in Arles to Mas-Thibert by bike or by foot.

 

How to get to the Marais du Vigueirat via the bike route

Opened May 15, 2015, an extension of 5 km to the ViaRhôna connects the village of Mas-Thibert to the Visitor’s Reception Office. This new section of the bike route aims both to develop soft transport by promoting access to the Marais du Vigueirat by a green transportation, cycling, but also allow cyclists to stop on their exploring journey of the Camargue by bike !

For those who wish to go cycling from the village of Mas-Thibert to the Vigueirat Marshes, free parking for motor vehicles was arranged in front of the village church. A bus access from Arles and Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône is also possible by the line 21.
Click here for schedules to line 21

 

Sunday , September 27, 2015 : Greenways National Days

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In partnership with the AF3V, The Vigueirat Marshes participate in the 2015 Greenways National Days by offering a bike ride at the heart of the Nature Reserve, accompanied by a Coast warden.

Participants will then enjoy many activities (market of producers, blind tasting workshop, discovering the vegetable garden) through the Gastronomy Festival to which the Vigueirat Marshes also participate Sunday, September 27. A Cuban music concert with Tierra Sabrosa at 3pm brighten the day happily, in partnership with the Pays d’Arles music Conservatory.

Practical information:
Departure at 10am from the Visitor’s Reception Office of the Vigueirat Marshes (possibility of a departure from Arles, Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône or Mas-Thibert through the ViaRhôna).
Duration of the tour about 2 hours (16 km), no supplied bikes

Free event – réservation au 04 90 98 70 91 or by mail visites.mdv@espaces-naturels.fr

Click here for the online agenda

 

Leave your bike in our bicycle parking area and visit the Vigueirat Marshes

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Crédit : T.Seray / CRT PACA

The Etourneau trails located near the Visitor’s Reception Office and the trekking route in the heart of the National Nature Reserve of the Vigueirat Marshes are not accessible by bike. Visitors can park their bikes in the parking specially designed for this purpose, just in front of the Reception Office.

Several shaded picnic areas located near the Visitor’s Reception Office allow a restful break, have a drink or a meal at the bar, discover the vegetable garden…

 

Events to visit the vigueirat Marshes by bike

Exceptionally, a bike ride of 16 km to cross a part of the Nature Reserve is proposed and supervised 1 to 2 times per year by the manager of the site, as part of our event calendar. Check the calendar

A charging system project of electrically assisted bikes is currently underway.

 

Information on the ViaRhôna:

ViaRhôna is a cycle route for bike which follows the valley of the Rhone River from Geneva to the Mediterranean sea. The village of Mas-Thibert and the Vigueirat Marshes are the last stop of this 815km circuit. A section between Mas-Thibert and Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône will be created before its arrival point in Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône.

 

The EuroVelo 17 project:

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T.Seray / CRTPACA

The ViaRhôna committee (Rhône Alpes, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur et Languedoc Roussillon regions) received last June a visit of the European Cyclist Federation who decided to validate the application of the Geneva-Mediterranean sea bicycle route to become the EuroVelo-route 17.

A EuroVelo-route is a nationale or internationale bicycle route crossing several European countries. There are currently 14 in Europe, 7 through France.

 

 

 

En savoir + :

http://www.viarhona.com
http://www.eurovelo.com
http://www.francevelotourisme.com
http://www.ville-arles.fr/deplacements/modes-doux/piste-cyclable/en-velo-darles-a-mas-thibert.php
http://www.af3v.org/-Fiche-VVV-.html?voie=379